Developing People and Organizations

This track is aimed at preparing students to be successful, strategic and impactful professionals who are able to work effectively through others. 

The program offers insight into:

  • human and organizational relationships; 
  • enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and 
  • encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment.  

Coursework focuses on applied action grounded in theory, and embraces principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.  The courses enable students to enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • recruitment, 
  • leadership development, 
  • group dynamics, 
  • organizational change, 
  • management of conflict, 
  • succession planning, 
  • training and 
  • adult learning theory.

Paths to completion

As a Concentration or Graduate Certificate   As a Masters
Four core courses (12 credit hours):
  Seven core courses (21 credit hours):
LEAD510 must be taken prior to enrolling in Developing People and Organizations concentration courses.  Take 4 courses from the following list:   LEAD500 Intro. to Organizational Leadership
LEAD511 Facilitating Culture and Process Change in Organizations
  LEAD510 Organizational Communication
Forms of Diversity in Organizations LEAD530Individual & Group Processes in Organizations
LEAD513Media and Technology in Organizations LEAD540Strategic & Financial Decision-Making in Organizations
LEAD531Developing the Human Side of Organizations LEAD550Organizational Research
LEAD532Program Design for Training and Development LEAD560Legal and Ethical Issues in Organizations
LEAD533Conflict and Crisis Resolution in Organizations LEAD598Project Seminar in Organizational Leadership (Taken in last semester of study)
LEAD534Team Effectiveness and Creativity   
Plus one elective (3 credit hours):   Plus one elective (3 credit hours if required):
Elective is selected with permission of the program advisor.   May come from list above.   LEAD570 Guided Field Experience in Organizational Leadership
LEAD512 Forms of Diversity  

LEAD513 Media & Technology in Organizations  

LEAD533 Conflict Resolution in Organizations  
Core Courses in Organizational Leadership